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Image number: RS.11958
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Sir Humphry Davy

Date

1821

Sitter

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829, British), Physicist

Creator - Organisation

Henry Colburn, Publisher

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 230mm
width (print): 143mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Sir Humphrey Davy in three quarter profile to the right as viewed, seated at a desk with papers, lamp and inkwell. He wears regency-style clothing and holds left hand to chin and points to paper with his right.

Inscribed ’SIR HUMPHRY DAVY, BART. PRES. R.S. &c &c. London: Published by Henry Colburn & Co. Conduit Street, April 2nd 1821.’

Sir Humphry Davy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1803 he was on the council from 1807-1812 and was President from 1820-1827.

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